Mains of Fintry Pipe Band, grade 4b will be dominating the pipe band championships of Scotland in 2005
The band was founded in the 1970s, in the area of Dundee, called Fintry. The bands first practice was held at the school hall in Fintry. The current pipe major took over the band following the his father's passing, but both men have done a lot for the band over the years.
When the band was founded they were called The Fintry Pipe Band, in 2002 P/M Richard Smith decided to change the bands name to The Mains of Fintry Pipe Band with this change the band travelled to the folk festival in Bitburg, Germany, where they played a concert for about 600 people, as well as parading in front of nearly 2000 locals and tourists, the band returned the following year with the added support of the Mains of Fintry Folk Duo which consisted of friend of the pipe majors, and the sister of one of the pipers.
In 2004 the band were invited by the Ramsay Pipe Band to play in Japan, but due to lack of funding the band had to decline the invitation. The band has strong links with the Ramsay Pipe Band, as the one of the bands tenor drummers (Liz Moss) family runs the band the Pipe Major is Liz's Niece and one of the tenor drummer in the band, is Liz's sister.
In 2005 the band consisted of around 14 to 20 pipers, with a drum corp. of 7 which included 3 snares, 3 tenors and a bass drummer.
In 2006 the band consisted of 20 pipers, with a larger drum corp than we ever expected, 11 drummers, 5 snare drummers, 5 tenor drummers and a bass drummer. One of the biggest pipe bands in the Dundee Area. -
Created: 09/24/2005 ::
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